Scotty McCreery/ Star Tribune photo by Leslye Davis

He’s more famous than his music. Nonetheless, 2012 "American Idol" champ Scotty McCreery seems like a good choice to participate in K102’s Class of 2011 concert.

For the third consecutive year, the Twin Cities top country radio station will present a revue of rookies at Mystic Lake Casino. Brantley Gilbert, known for "Country Must Be Country Wide," headlines the Nov. 13 event.

Other featured newcomers are Edens Edge, which has toured with Brad Paisley and Reba McEntire; Hunter Hayes, who’s getting attention for "Storm Warning"; Frankie Ballard, who toured with Bob Seger and made some noise with "A Buncha Girls;" and Thompson Square, which received two Country Music Association Awards nominations on the impetus of the big hit "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not."

Tickets are being given away on K102 (102.1 FM).